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IOM: Migrants risking lives in Mediterranean topped 45,000 in 2013

IOM: Migrants risking lives in Mediterranean topped 45,000 in 2013

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) more than 45,000 migrants risked their lives in the Mediterranean to reach Italy and Malta in 2013. The arrivals are the highest since 2008, with the exception of 2011 – the year of the Libyan crisis. More than 42,900 landed in Italy and 2,800 landed in Malta. […]

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Italy rescues 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in 24 hours

Italy rescues 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in 24 hours

Italian navy and coastguard vessels have rescued more than 1,000 migrants off Lampedusa in the past 24 hours, according to Italian officials. On Thursday (2 January) 823 migrants were picked up from four overcrowded, rickety boats. The migrants were mainly from Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and Pakistan. On 1 January, 233 migrants were saved in a […]

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Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has just released its Annual World Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners List – three newly elected member states of the UN Human Rights Council and five other members are on its list of 24 countries: China, Morocco and Saudi Arabia  and India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Libya and South Korea respectively. […]

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Aviation: Commission updates European safety list of banned airlines

Aviation: Commission updates European safety list of banned airlines

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has updated for the 22nd time the European list of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, better known as the EU air safety list. On the basis of safety information from various sources and a hearing both with the Nepalese aviation authorities as well as […]

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Lampedusa tragedy highlights need for more effective EU immigration policies, says development organisation

Lampedusa tragedy highlights need for more effective EU immigration policies, says development organisation

As European Commission President José Manuel Barroso visits Lampedusa on 9 October, the site where more than 100 East African refugees recently drowned, World Vision is calling on the EU to review its approach to immigration and development policy. “This desperate tragedy has highlighted once again the need for a unified and humane EU policy […]

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